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Léon Beyer Riesling 2004 (Alsace)
$15.40 (LCBO #81471)
One of the driest of Alsace Riesling. Pale straw colour, petrol, white honey, lemon-lime with a mineral note. Medium-bodied, racy and fresh citrus flavours. Excellent food wine. Good value. ****
Food match: moules marinère; smoked salmon

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2005 (California)
$24.95 (Vintages #954834)
A Vintages Essential wine, so it ought to on the shelves at all times. Deep ruby colour; minty, cherry and cinnamon nose; ripe fruit with a velvety mouth-feel; firmly structured. ****
Food match: duck breast; veal chop

Jacob's Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2004 (Australia)
$22.95 (LCBO #19612)
A magnum for for the BBQ. Dense purple-ruby colour with a red berry, cedar and leather nose; full-bodied, blackberry flavour with lively acidity and firm structure. Good value. ***½
Food match: BBQ ribs; hamburgers

 

 

 

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